Information Board at Cambridge Lakes Golf Club
A wheatear at Dunbar Golf Club
Golf courses play a vital role in preserving our natural environment.
All the GTC representative bodies play a vital role in promoting best practice. Employers and greenkeepers have support through training and often free expert advice to develop a practical policy document - this will ensure members and visitors enjoy their golf and at the same time enjoy the flora and fauna onsite!
Scottish Golf (SG) carry out environmental visits to golf courses in Scotland as do the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI). BIGGA can assist in the UK too with short course visits to a full ecological management plan. Further assistance is on offer from England Golf, Wales Golf and Scottish Golf via their respective websites and this is aimed at Greenkeepers, Club Professionals and General Managers.
With all this advice and guidance on offer, there are no excuses to becoming more sustainable and wildlife friendly. So, when you are competent in managing the flora and fauna on your site, why not enter the STRI's Golf Course Environment Awards.
Check out our links to the experts.
Stunning Wilpshire Golf Club
Golf Environment Awards
For further information take a look at their website found here